Back to School Night
Summitt’s Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, September 15. It will be on 1 night. Kinder-2nd grade will be from 6-6:45 p.m. Grades 3-5 will be from 7-7:45 p.m. This is an opportunity for the teachers to talk to parents about what to expect this school year.
** Back to School night is for parents. Please leave children at home to get ready for Wednesday school day of learning.
We hope your kiddos are having fun in Physical Education! My name is Michelle Comsudi and I am the full-time PE teacher at Summitt. I am a proud Texas Longhorn and this will be my 9th year as a Summitt Eagle. Coach Stephen Woodward is a Texas State Bobcat and this is his 3rd year traveling to Summitt to teach PE.
We will be teaching 2 skill units and 2 health units each 9-week period. This first 9-weeks we are focused on cooperative games, nutrition, cardiovascular functions, and throwing and catching skills!
Marathon Kids has teamed with Nike this year and has been completely revamped. I will get more information on the new system next week for you. There will be a Kick-off on October 17th and you can always check out www.marathonkids.org for more information.
Every other school year, we have a Y-tie fundraiser for our PE program. These are really cool, colorful curly shoelaces that don’t need to be tied. I just had a few kids wearing some in class from our fundraiser two years ago. Packets will go out in the Monday folders on September 14th and the fundraiser will last until Sept 25th. We will fill orders in the order we receive them. All money raised will benefit our Physical Education department for things such as new equipment, music, and items needed for many of our events such as CATCH Family Fun Night, Volleyball Playday and Field Days. Thanks in advance for your support!
WatchDOGS Pizza Night
Attention all fathers & father-figures of Summitt students! Want to be your student’s Hallway Hero for the day? Sign up for WatchDOGS! Want more information? Bring the kids & come out to the Annual WatchDOGS Dads & Kids Pizza Night!
When: Wednesday, Sept 23, 6:30pm
Where: Summitt Elementary Cafeteria
Check your student’s Monday folder for flyer & to RSVP. Hope to see you there!
Girls on the Run
Attention 4th and 5th grade girls: It’s the last week to sign up for Girls on the Run! Please email email@example.com to reserve the last few spots!! Season starts Monday the 14th. Practice sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays. Girls on the Run is SO MUCH FUN!!
State of Eagle Fest Address
Eagle Fest is on Saturday October 17th from 3-6 PM
First of all, Summitt is a tremendous name. We are known to have on the greatest festivals and this year is going to be no exception. This is going to be the the most tremendous, the greatest, the most fantastic festival this world has ever seen. The Summit name is associated with fun, and learning – we have the most incredible teachers and administrators – but fun too! Let me tell you something, if you come to Eagle Fest, a division of the Summitt community, I guarantee you will have an incredible, the most tremendous time.
With that being said, Eagle Fest is coming along great! Thank you to all of the people, who have volunteered their time, given donations, or chosen to become an Eagle Fest sponsor! Your help is greatly appreciated!
– We are now looking for family and business sponsors. Your sponsorship donation buys all the game material and prizes for the booth, or pays for the rental of an attraction, and will further guarantee a successful Eagle Fest fundraiser by helping the PTA offset the cost of the festival. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
– We are still looking for volunteers, especially to help with set-up and tear down of Eagle Fest! The response this year for volunteers has been overwhelming, but we still need a few more. Contact Jill at email@example.com and let’s make this the most community driven Eagle Fest in recent history!
– We still need toy and book donations; you can drop your donations off in the box in the Great Hall.
– We have some exciting new attractions this year and some of our loved games have been slightly changed; stay connected to what’s going on by reading the Emailer, following us on Instagram @summitteaglefest2015, or visiting our webpage at https://summitteagles.org/events/fall-fest/
AISD food policies
Please be aware of the following district policies regarding food on campus. This is not an exhaustive list of policies, just some of the most frequently asked questions that impact parents.
– All birthday treats must be distributed by the teacher in the classroom or at the end of the day. Treats must be shared after lunch. Birthday treats cannot be shared in the cafeteria.
– If you bring an outside lunch for your child, please be aware that you cannot provide food for any other children other than your own.
– If you would like to invite another student to eat lunch with you and your child, the office needs written or emailed permission from the other parent. This promotes clear transparency.
Summitt Spirit Store
Summitt Spirit Store Order forms should have gone home last week in the weekly folders. Students are encouraged to show Summitt Pride on Fridays by wearing their school shirts. You can also order decals ($5), neoprene drink holders ($2) and reusable shopping bags ($2.50).
Shirts are available in short sleeves ($12) and long sleeves ($15). Please be sure to indicate which style you would like. We have very few gray colored short-sleeve shirts in adult sizes. Those will be filled on a first come first serve basis until we run out. However, long sleeve shirts will be reordered. If you order a long sleeve shirt and we are out, we will do a reorder at the end of September. They will be here in time for the cooler weather.
Birthday Book Club
The Birthday Book Club membership drive continues through Friday, October 16. This book club provides an opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday and literature all while supporting the library. For more information stop by the library, or check my blog at http://summittlibrary.blogspot.com/ for the official form that you can print, fill out, and send in.
Gifted and Talented News
In an effort to improve communications between the school and families of our GT students, we will be sending a test email titled: Summitt GT email list. If you do not receive this email, please send your contact email to Denise.firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. Additionally, if your child has not been identified as GT, but you are interested in receiving this information and learning more about Advanced Academic Services in AISD, please feel free to subscribe to this list by sending in your email as well.
For those families interested in nominating their student for Gifted and Talented screening, the window will open September 14 through the 25th. There are two nomination windows annually—Fall and Spring. While not required, you are encouraged to talk with your child’s teacher for their feedback. Often times, spring nomination can be more ideal as a teacher has had a longer time to get to know a child and witness their abilities.
If you are interested in knowing more about GT nominations and screening, we will have a table with information on Back-to-School night, as well as a brief informational meeting followed by Q&A on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 am in the library.
Additional information and resources are available through Austin ISD’s Advanced Academics:
– Advanced Academics AISD Site: tinyurl.com/AustinISDsmart
Intended for parents and community members. Information available on GT program (English and Spanish), Advanced Placement (Pre-AP/AP), College and Career Readiness, and more…
– GT Parent Corner http://www.austinisd.org/academics/advancedacademics/gifted/parent-corner
– GT Para Padres corner http://www.austinisd.org/academics/advancedacademics/gifted/para-padres
– Twitter: AISD Gifted @AISDGifted
– Blog: http://aisdaas.blogspot.com/
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AISDGifted
Become a PTA member, get a chance for a parking spot
PTA Membership forms went home in Monday folders. It was on the back of the Letter from the PTA president. Remember if you join by September 15th you will be entered in a drawing for a reserved parking space for the entire school year!
AISD and Community Events
Trojan Spirit Fest
The annual Anderson High School Trojan Spirit Fest will be on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 4-7 p.m. Anderson booster and school clubs will host booths such as baseball toss, water balloon toss, dunking booth, duck pond, etc. A pep rally with the band, cheerleaders, Belles and leadership council will be at 6:30 p.m. Summitt families are encouraged to come and show their Trojan spirit! More information here.
NWAYBA Basketball Season
Calling all youth basketball players. Northwest Austin Youth Basketball Association (NWAYBA) registration is open and spaces will fill up fast. NWAYBA is open to boys and girls of all skill levels from first grade through high school. ALL-GIRLS teams are now available for grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-7. Check the NWAYBA website for more information.
SEL meeting at Anderson
There is a parent meeting scheduled for September 29th from 6:30-8P.M. in the Anderson Theater to review the roll-out of Social Emotional Learning at all of our vertical team schools this fall. For more information, visit the SEL page: https://www.austinisd.org/academics/sel